Man Hits $180K Jackpot, Day After Son Wins $1K

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Perhaps there’s luck in their genes.

A man from East Providence has claimed more than $180,000 in lottery winnings, a day after his son won $1,000 in a different game.

Officials with the Rhode Island Lottery say the man on Monday claimed the $180,599 jackpot from the Wild Money game’s Saturday night drawing. He was accompanied to lottery headquarters in Cranston with his wife and son, who had just won $1,000 of his own on an instant ticket on Friday.

The winner says he wants to take his wife of 35 years on a vacation, but he’s not sure how else he’ll spend themoney.

He bought the ticket at Broadway Mart on South Broadway in East Providence.

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